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~ Holiday Healthy Habits ~

This time of the year is markedly different from the rest of the year because :

  • A frenzied energy moves us to 'get prepared' for xmas and to 'get' all the unfinished jobs done before the 25 December,
  • Credit Cards get maxed out with a parallel of advertising 'stuff' to buy
  • The weather moves from warm to hot
  • Food is lighter with more vege & fruit salads
  • More party food is consumed
  • Holiday time is spent with friends and family
  • We get busy attending Celebrations and party's
  • Routines and practices are changed and can 'go out the window'

With all this activity we may begin to feel a little off track. So how do we keep a sense of mental, emotional, and physical balance as 2015 comes to a close? Here are 3 suggestions you may want to take 'on board'.

  1. Indulge Consciously
    What is it about this time of year that makes it awfully tempting to be tempted! 'Indulging' takes on a whole different aspect at this time of the year! Yes lets enjoy ourselves, that is vital! Lets do it consciously by gaining more satisfaction from less. This might mean participating in every taste sensation, every mouthful of xmas desert/pudding, without having that second helping. I find watching others enjoy the 'party food & offerings' a helpful conscious act that stops me from 'over-indulging'. You might make your favourite 'healthy treat' recipe to share with others. Even better put a care-package together for those you know who are less fortunate.
  2. Continue your practices
    The Holiday season and visitors can easily disrupt routine if you allow it to happen. Choose your times to maintain your practice throughout the holidays. One strategy is to invite your guests to practice with you. This may give you a deeper connection and understanding of each other. Alternatively shorten your practice time if need be, but don not stop your routine. Remember a short 5 or 10 minute practice of Asana/meditation is better than 1.5 hours per week. Keep it short and regular. Staying on track will see you at your best for the coming year.
  3. Your own short and sweet mindfulness practice
    Have your very own centring ritual will be invaluable when you're under holiday-related stress. Make it short and focused, some examples are positive affirmation, practice a breathing technique, reframe a stressful moment into one of gratitude, or find a quiet place where you can easily go to as needed (it may be in the garden, under a bush, in a cupboard, your bedroom, even the toilet can give you short-term solace from your "dearest" relatives whom you're seeking space from�J do what you have to).

Having your own centring ritual is a valuable tool to use anywhere, anytime. Find out what works for you. I would be interested to hear your success stories, and maybe share them for others.

If all else fails, lift your arms over your head and open your armpits! Take a few breaths in urdhva hastasana (upward salute/heavenly stretch) or gomukhasana (cow pose). Mr Iyengar said, "If you open the armpits, the brain becomes light. You cannot brood or become depressed." What could be more holiday-spirited than that?



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Maya Tampilang
from : Jakarta - Indonesia
Kate Nirlipta is an inspiring beautiful teacher, she taught me how to balance my unbalanced guna's, she gave encouragement with her compassion and I had special emotional moment through her session class. Thank you for guiding me to understand the "Svadhyaya" and the yoga lifestyle about "cleaning the mirror" and "spreading the light". Always love her meditation, relaxation and evening activity. Love the healing power of song "I am the light of my soul" every time I hear the song my heart & soul feels like a blooming lotus flower. I feel so blessed to have you as my teacher and you have helped me to spread my wings…absolutely transforming. Terima kasih banyak ibu cantik. Love always

Robyn Sedgwick
from : Australia
I am delighted to recommend Kate Nirlipta to anyone at all who is interested in experiencing heart based wisdom through embodied yoga. She is simply the best yoga teacher I have been fortunate enough to learn from. Her approach remains influential in my own practice and teaching. Kate first inspired me fifteen years ago to practice yoga. I was an ex dance teacher still grappling with issues resulting from a car accident and a crushed T12. Her sensitive and knowledgable teaching helped me discover a new way of experiencing my self and my body and began my love affair with the transformative power of yoga on all levels. She also introduced me to the incredible practice of Yoga Nidra . Last year in 2012 I attended a yoga teacher training intensive in Bali largely for the opportunity to again learn from Kate. Her mastery as a teacher and her heart felt warmth and compassion was acknowledged and highly valued by all in the course who were wide ranging in age and cultural backgrounds. She embodies her teaching and has encouraged us all to find our own authentic way to do this in our practice and the classes we offer. I'm deeply grateful for the opportunity to learn from her and would encourage anyone of any age or experience to take to opportunity to learn from this outstanding teacher.

Jacki, Narooma
from : NSW, Australia
I love yoga with Kate! Yoga day is my favourite day of the week, a special time I dedicate to myself.
Kate has shown me that yoga is so much more than postures and stretches.Her knowledge and experience is shared gently with love and kindness.The Breathing Space studio is filled with loving, healing energy. Natural light floods the room, the birds sing in the garden and the ocean waves area gentle sigh in the distance. A very special place to practice yoga and meditation.
I feel blessed to have found Kate and her classes. Her yoga is the real deal, truly a mind, body and spirit experience. Thank you Kate.

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